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In Season: Meyer Lemons

Anya Hoffman

Anya Hoffman

January 30, 2014


Meyer lemons

Lemons are a beloved tool in our kitchen arsenal, but Meyer lemons, those smooth, golden citrus celebrities, are another thing entirely. Subtly sweet and deeply perfumed, this magical winter fruit will transform desserts, seafood dishes, and even pasta.

Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley

Dress up a classic carbonara with Dungeness crabmeat and Meyer lemon zest, which gives the dish extra vibrancy.

Lobster Tabbouleh with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

This simple tabbouleh includes plenty of flavorful herbs and a generous amount of lobster. Serve it in endive leaves as an hors d'oeuvre or on its own as an elegant side dish.

Meyer Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

Enriched with crème fraîche and fragrant Meyer lemons, this lovely loaf makes a decadent breakfast treat.

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta with Candied Kumquats and Sea Salt-Roasted Pistachios

Crunchy pistachios and a hint of orange blossom evoke the flavors of Turkish cuisine in this elegant dessert.    

About the author: Anya Hoffman is a freelance writer and a contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter.